Item 2000.9.2 - "Key" to the Port Hope Hospital Heliport

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"Key" to the Port Hope Hospital Heliport

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CA ON00154 2000.9-2000.9.2

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  • 1983 (Creation)
    Port Hope & District Hospital
    Port Hope, Municipality of

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1 object; plaqued

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The Port Hope Hospital was first established in the two story brick house formerly belonging to the McLean family, at the corner of Hope and Ward Streets. In 1915, plans were underway to build the new hospital, with the cornerstone being laid on October 8, 1915. The official opening of the new hospital was held on June 29, 1916. The building cost $31,500 to build, only $2000 had to be borrowed. The nurses training school was established soon after its opening. In 1929, the west wing of the hospital was completed, providing 25 additional beds, X-ray and laundry room. A new hospital opened in the 1960s, and merged with the Cobourg hospital to create the new Northumberland Hills (located in Cobourg) in 1999-2000.

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Fonds was donated to the Ganaraska Region Archives on an indefinite-term loan, 2000. The records were brought to the archives on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the hospital as a result of a motion passed at a Board of Trustees Meeting. Artifacts donated to the archives by the Board were transferred to the East Durham Historical Society for inclusion in Dorothy's House Museum, 2002.

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Item is a mounted novelty key and lock with a plaque reading "Key used on the occasion of the opening of the Lakeshore Heliport - Port Hope and District Hospital - October 28, 1983."

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